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Illinois: let the people celebrate, permit sale of consumer fireworks

Fireworks billboards overwhelm Illinois highways near the Indiana border.

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve: the waning hours of the year slip into darkness as families and friends gather together. Conversation and laughter occupy the guests, and the remnants of a bonfire smolder in the background. Empty trays of food line the counter; as the clock strikes midnight, the sky is empty. Silence...

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Christkindlmarket brings holiday spirit to Chicago

Grace DeKoker, Copy editor

December 22, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is marked by a few signs in the city of Chicago: the strings of lights along Michigan Avenue, the Willis Tower antennae lit up with green and red, and, of course, the opening of the annual Christkindlmarkt. Located at Daley Plaza, the Christkindlmarkt has been running in Chica...

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Season of giving: LT students raise $1,000 for Secret Santa

Travis Morales, Freelance Reporter

December 18, 2017

Christmas has come early to eight children in need, thanks to the heroic efforts from 29 LT students. Students from the Social Awareness and Perspective-Taking Class at LT fundraised during class and solicited donations from teachers, classmates, friends, and family outside of class. In a span of only...

Analysis: What the Evanstonian confiscation shows about the difficulty of high school media

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor

December 14, 2017

The Evanstonian Newspaper looks like any other high school newspaper—and to some extent, it is. The student journalists cover the doings of Evanston Township High School (ETHS) and stories that matter to students: extracurricular activities, sports and anything else that students care about. One...

Why I’m not neutral about Net Neutrality

Why I’m not neutral about Net Neutrality

Greta Markey, Managing Editor of Print Content

December 12, 2017

Dec. 14, 2017 is the day to mark down on your calendar regarding Net Neutrality laws. This is the day the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on their proposal to revoke them. Many consumers are worried that getting rid of these laws, which require internet providers like Comcast and Verizon...

BEDS constructs new permanent housing for chronically homeless

Nicole Klein, Freelance Reporter

December 11, 2017

After being involved with BEDS Plus for about 20 years, Board of Directors Treasurer Richard Hillsman has seen many people that have been helped by the organization. One person he will always remember is a gentleman that lived on the street for two years and began using BEDS overnight shelters. Since ...

Sophomore plays goalie for varsity water polo

Reese Komsthoeft, Freelance Reporter

December 8, 2017

Eleven-year-old Grace Wantuck ‘20 watched from the concession stand at SC while her older sister was playing water polo. Her parents told her to give the sport a try, but Wantuck shunned the thought for years. When she finally  jumped in the pool and put a ball in her palm though, she knew water p...

LT students tie ribbons, commemorating child’s battle with cancer

Durkin's friends (Mac Weber '18, Michael Cooley '18, Nick Burriesci

Sarah Grier, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 7, 2017

Blue ribbons line the streets in Hinsdale and Western Springs to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Brooks Tonn who passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. Tonn was diagnosed with nasal cancer on Dec. 27, 2016 that eventually spread to his spine. Ellie Durkin ‘18, family friend of the Tonn’s, gathered a group...

Sparks fly in light-hearted winter show, Almost, Maine

Taylor Schmitt, Reporter

December 6, 2017

The LTHS Theatre Board will present "Almost, Maine" in the Reber Center at NC on Dec. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. The show consists of nine scenes that all take place at the same time in the same town- the name of which is Almost, Maine. "It's adorable," director Mike Kuehl said. "There's a blend of whimsy ...

Poms team performs touching dance routine

Anna McCormick, Freelance Reporter

December 5, 2017

Ella Ruston ‘20 and her teammate, Elizabeth Wood ’20, hoped to impress the judges by dancing the powerful message of the song “Praying” at their upcoming poms competition.On Dec. 2, the LT junior varsity poms team went to Gardner South Wilmington High School to compete in its first poms competition ...

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Fantasy Football: Week 13 Start or Sit

Luke Lusson and Grant Campbell, Sports Editor and News Editor

December 2, 2017

Tyreek Hill (Chiefs at Jets Sunday noon): Don’t overthink this one. Although Hill has not found the end zone since Week 9, the fact of the matter is that he’s one of the most explosive players in the league that has the potential to go for a boatload of points each week. The Jets have been a favora...

Lions outlast Bulldogs in Chicago Elite Classic

Luke Lusson, Sports Editor

December 2, 2017

Two familiar foes faced off in a not-so familiar environment on Friday, Dec. 1 as LT took on Riverside-Brookfield (RB) at the UIC Pavillion. The matchup was just about as even as it could be coming in. Both teams entered after hosting their annual Thanksgiving tournaments and both were at 1-3, ne...

Boys’ swim race towards state

Mary Okkema, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Last year, LT boys swim and dive team became state champions for the second year in a row. They accepted their trophy with bright smiles and feelings of disbelief as the crowd roared and cameras flashed. The whole team lept into the New Trier pool to celebrate the win, because they had done it again....

Issue #3: 12-1-17

December 1, 2017

LT partakes in Secret Santa

Mary Devine, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving break, Student Council and the Rotary Club have been working together to make this Christmas special. An LT tradition for decades, the Secret Santa gift drive has returned once again. On Nov. 29, Student Council delivered over 100 different holiday gifts...

Keep moving forward

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

December 1, 2017

During the European Enlightenment of the 18th century, many new philosophical ideas emerged, including the idea of progress. The philosopher’s goal was to improve the human condition through progress in society, technology and politics. Since then, every generation that has followed those enlightened...

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